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Sykes modernises hire fleet with two submersible drainers

We are pleased to introduce two new class-leading submersible drainer pumps as part of a continual investment in our expansive hire fleet. By routinely assessing the requirements of customers, we are able to constantly upgrade our range to include technologically advanced innovations that ensure we accommodate market trends and offer the latest products available on the market.

This commitment sees the addition of our P2002N and P3002N models, which have been specifically manufactured for demanding water transportation jobs. These robust pumps are constructed from hard-wearing materials to maximise reliability and durability, while retaining excellent portability.

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New ventilation fan added to expansive hire range

The last few months have seen a heightened focus on the importance of air changes which has undoubtedly been driven by the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result, it is becoming far less common for businesses to overlook air quality and the role ventilation can play in making commercial environments safer for staff and customers alike.

At Andrews Ventilation, we understand that providing large volumes of clean, fresh air will improve air quality within virtually any indoor application and have devised our range of fans with this purpose in mind.

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Introducing the latest edition of Sykes’ popular pump guide

We are pleased to announce that our new pump pocket books are now ready for distribution to customers, providing up-to-date information on our product range and accessories.

With simplicity and convenience in mind, the guide’s layout has been modified and improved to cleanly display the key features and specifications of every unit in our hire fleet.

The book incorporates all recently launched products including the Super Wispaset 80 Eco, the H80 Hydraulic Submersible, the UV301M Electric, the P3002 and P2002 Drainage Submersibles, the GP80 Eco, the Super Wispaset 200 Ecotec, the UVO 150/100 Super Wispaset and Sykes Rapid Response pump. Our updated guide also shows new accessories including the Sykes Silt Away, our robust Interceptor Drip Trays and HD Settlement tanks.

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Andrews provides temporary boiler installation for famous animal rescue centre

One of London’s oldest animal shelters recently required a temporary boiler hire arrangement during a period in which their plant room underwent a much-needed refurbishment. The mechanical and electrical building services company responsible for managing the upgrade was desperate to eliminate the risk of potential downtime and contacted us four weeks before a replacement unit would be needed.

Initially, it was requested that our substitute boiler be craned onto the roof of the building as this was deemed to be the least obtrusive location available. However, restrictions imposed by the network operators of an adjacent railway line meant this would not be possible and that an alternative plan was needed.

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Straightforward ventilation hire becomes dual-purpose healthcare solution

In early 2020, Andrews Sykes was contacted by a regional healthcare trust that was looking for some ventilation equipment on behalf of three of their hospitals. Our client was keen to prevent the development of oxygen-rich environments caused by the gas being administered as part of patient therapy.

Newly introduced guidance now recommends minimal oxygen use because the benefits are uncertain, with evidence suggesting there are several potential dangers. On top of this, oxygen enrichment also significantly increases the risk of fires or explosions due to a substantially more intense atmosphere.

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Heater hire warms visitors at seasonal food and retail park

As winter approaches, those responsible for organising seasonal events must consider whether a source of temporary heating might be feasible or necessary. A simple heater hire arrangement may seem non-essential, but there is no doubt this is likely to be well-received by your staff and visitors.

Over the last few years, Andrews Heat for Hire has supplied one of the world’s first pop-up shopping and leisure facilities with some equipment to ensure conditions remain inviting for customers even when outdoor temperatures are low. Last month, we were once again contacted by the event’s management team and asked to provide a heating arrangement similar to the one that had worked so successfully on previous occasions.

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Air purification system makes office environment safer for staff

In the current times, businesses are going to greater lengths to improve the indoor air quality of their premises wherever possible. It is widely accepted that air quality can have a significant impact on the health and performance of employees, with companies now actively taking precautions to intercept everyday pollutants and reduce the risk of virus transmission.

With air quality already becoming a prominent area for consideration within many companies, it is perhaps unsurprising that Andrews has received a large number of enquiries in relation to our recently launched air purification system.

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Lancashire hospital hires air cleaners to assist with COVID-19 clinical trials

With the medical sector still under immense pressure to limit the impact of COVID-19, ongoing remedial research is certain to play a critical role in developing treatments and a vaccine. As part of this process, many hospitals are running clinical trials involving patients to help healthcare professionals improve their understanding of the current situation.

All testing environments are bound by strict operating parameters and legislation to ensure that work is undertaken as safely as possible. Each hospital is responsible for investigating a particular strand of research, with a private centre in Lancashire specifically assessing the effects of COVID-19 in relation to lung-related illnesses.

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Overpumping systems bypasses sewer mains on hotel grounds

Before a hotel could reopen for business following a change in ownership, the new management team had to address an outflow of sewage that had been streaming over a footpath on site for the previous few months. Prior to the hotel changing hands, the building was left derelict and the sewage connection to the mains had been disconnected by the local water company.

Understandably, this was an issue that our client wanted addressed with pressing urgency as it was costing them money every day the hotel was unable to open. Plans had been drawn up for a new main to be laid over the coming months but in the meantime, it was essential that an overpumping hire solution could be found.

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Andrews provides office canteen with drying rental solution following flood

When burst pipework at a large Fleet Street office building caused a communal canteen area to flood, the mechanical services company responsible for the premises contacted us in search of some hired drying equipment. Although the damaged pipework had been addressed, there were concerns that the subsequent flooding could affect the interior’s surfaces unless restoration could begin immediately.

The incident occurred towards the end of the working week, presenting us with an ideal window over the weekend to tackle the issue while the building was unoccupied. Naturally, much of the dampness was by now beneath the floor as water had seeped through. This could have been problematic, but the client decided to cut a series of holes in the floor itself to ensure that the void below was dried properly. Failure to do so may have compromised timber joists and increased the likelihood of mould growing, so it was crucial that the whole area was desiccated.

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